To celebrate its third anniversary Grazia China organised a masked ball inspired by the Venice Carnival, a symbol of Italian excellence in the world.
Grazia is the first glossy news and style fortnightly in the country, with original content in Chinese and a dedicated editorial staff that in a short time has become an authentic publishing phenomenon. Published thanks to an agreement between the Mondadori Group and SEEC Media Group Ltd., the magazine’s great success is demonstrated by a circulation of 1,162,000 copies, an increase of 30% compared with 2010.
To celebrates the magazines success, “Il Ballo del Doge” by Antonia Sautter came to Shanghai for the first time, bringing artists of international standing, marvellous period costumes and haute couture creations – compositions with feathers, sequins, tulle, velvet and other precious fabrics – worn for the occasion by Chinese models and celebrities who paraded on Grazia’s pink carpet.
The guests included many of the leading players from the top international fashion and beauty brands and some of the most popular stars in China, including the actresses, Huo Si Yan and Dong Jie.
During the evening the guests enjoyed a special show that was divided in two parts: Casanova with the Mechanical Doll, based on the famous film by Federico Fellini “Casanova”, and a splendid Turandot, inspired by the Puccini opera, alongside the Leo Doge, a representation of the ancient ties between Venice and the East.
The event concluded with an extraordinary performance by the young Taiwanese singer and songwriter Fan Xiao Xuan, Asia’s most popular punk rock artist who has already made 21 albums and won more than 27 prizes.
Grazia China is online at: www.grazia.com.cn.